Posts in category "Midweek Music Spotlight"

An Interview With Marshall Crenshaw - A City Winery Concert Preview (Thursday, June 6 with The Bottle Rockets)

An Interview With Marshall Crenshaw - A City Winery Concert Preview (Thursday, June 6 with The Bottle Rockets)
Spearheading an ambitious new EP release series, I spoke with pop songwriter extraordinaire Marshall Crenshaw last month amidst a tour with the Bottle Rockets that brings him back to Chicago on Thursday, June 6 at City Winery...

Wyeth Is: An Interview With Hockey's Ben Wyeth (Concert Preview: Tuesday, June 4 at Metro with The Hush Sound)

Wyeth Is: An Interview With Hockey's Ben Wyeth (Concert Preview: Tuesday, June 4 at Metro with The Hush Sound)
Earlier this week, I spoke via email with Hockey's Ben Wyeth about the transformation of Hockey, the writing and recent release of the band's sophomore album Wyeth Is and a tour that brings Hockey to Metro Tuesday night amidst a packed bill that also includes The Hush Sound, River City Extension, Genevieve Schatz and Lucas Carpenter... ...

An Interview With Jay Buchanan - A Rival Sons Concert Preview (Thursday, May 30 at Reggie's)

An Interview With Jay Buchanan - A Rival Sons Concert Preview (Thursday, May 30 at Reggie's)
Headed back to town for a show Thursday night at Reggie's, I checked in this week via email with Rival Sons vocalist Jay Buchanan for a candid look at the state of rock music, life on the road and the... intoxicating evening the blues rockers have in store for Chicago Thursday night...
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Chloe Chaidez Interview - A Kitten Concert Preview (Thursday, May 9 at Chicago Theatre with Paramore)

Chloe Chaidez Interview - A Kitten Concert Preview (Thursday, May 9 at Chicago Theatre with Paramore)
Headed to town as the opening act for Paramore this Thursday at the Chicago Theatre, I spoke with Kitten frontwoman Chloe Chaidez about her energetic live show, Kitten's forthcoming album and more... ...

Concert Preview: 100 Member Orchestra of Fulcrum Point New Music Project Performs Live Score to the Sci-Fi Film Altered States (Tuesday, April 23 at Harris Theater)

Concert Preview: 100 Member Orchestra of Fulcrum Point New Music Project Performs Live Score to the Sci-Fi Film Altered States (Tuesday, April 23 at Harris Theater)
Tuesday night at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the 100 member orchestra of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project celebrates the 75th birthday of composer John Corigliano with a performance of the Academy Award winning score to the 1980 science fiction film Altered States...

MaeBell Ward Foundation: Benefit Preview - February 28 at Temple Bar

MaeBell Ward Foundation: Benefit Preview - February 28 at Temple Bar
This Thursday night at Temple Bar, join an eclectic lineup of local musicians for a great cause as Mick Stone, the Big Otis Blues Band and Beast Warrior headline "Jammin' on Ashland" in an effort to raise money and awareness for the fight against Alzheimer's Disease...
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Interview: Cathy Richardson - A City Winery Concert Preview (Tuesday, 1.22.13)

Interview: Cathy Richardson - A City Winery Concert Preview (Tuesday, 1.22.13)
Returning from a 2012 spent largely on the road as the frontwoman for Jefferson Starship, Cathy Richardson heads home to Chicago for a string of live dates in the area, one of which will see her perform solo this Tuesday at City Winery... ...

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 1.14.13 - Thursday, 1.17.13

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 1.14.13 - Thursday, 1.17.13
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, the 2013 Tomorrow Never Knows festival gets rolling at Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Hideout and Metro with artists like Born Ruffians, Bear in Heaven, Wild Belle and more.  Plus area appearances by Buddy Guy, Christopher Owens, David Allan Coe and the L.A. Guns.  All of this plus much more... ...

The 2012 Definitive Guide to New Year's Eve in Chicago

The 2012 Definitive Guide to New Year's Eve in Chicago
This is your guide to ending 2012 with the best live music in Chicago.  This year, ring in 2013 both in the city and throughout the suburbs with artists like Big Gigantic, Soul Asylum, Los Lobos, The Airborne Toxic Event, Charlie Wilson, Third Eye Blind, Mike Posner, Robert Randolph, Screeching Weasel,  Paul Oakenfold, JC Brooks, Local H and many more...
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Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 12/17/12 - Thursday, 12/20/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 12/17/12 - Thursday, 12/20/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, Andrew Bird kicks off his 2012 Gezelligheid residency at Fourth Presbyterian Church.  Plus area appearances by Raul Malo, Graham Parker and a whopping nine shows by The Bad Plus.  All of this plus much more...
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